Seamanship, Education, and Environment

  

Boating safety and seamanship education is a priority for many Seattle Yacht Club members. Educational opportunities are available throughout the year at Powerboat and Sailboat Committee meetings, Women's Group programs, and through classes and seminars offered by the Seamanship, Education, and Environment Committee (SEE).  All events are open to SYC Members and their guests and some of the events may be open to the public in conjunction with the Membership Development Committee.

Boating Reference Information

The SEE committee also manages a set of web links and short articles of interest to all boaters. Please visit theCruising/References for Boaters web page for more information and resource material.

Educational Opportunities

The SEE Committee presents several lectures, training classes, and tutorials over the boating year. The Educational Calendar below presents these training opportunities. Many of these courses are open to the general public.

Space is limited and we expect all sessions to sell out. Registration and additional course description can be found on-line by clicking on the event description in the calendar below (for logged-in SYC members only).

If you are not able to log onto the members-only part of the web site, sign-up for the classes by calling the SYC Front Desk at 206-325-1000.
  

You can get your name on our email notification list by contacting Ed Odom (SYC members only)

Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Checklists


The SEE Committee has prepared a number of Checklists that may be helpful for your cruising safety.

Included are:
 
    Anchoring  ( Anchoring Checklist.docx )

   Emergency Distress Call  ( Emergency Distress Call.docx )

   Getting Underway  ( Getting Underway.docx )

   Guest Checklist  ( Guest Checklist.docx )

   Man Overboard  ( Man Overboard.docx )

   Prep for Mooring ( Prep for Mooring.docx )

   Safety Equipment Location  ( Safety Equipment on board Your boat and its locations.docx )

   Sailboat Rigging  ( Sailboat Rigging Checklist.docx )

   Spring Maintenance To-do List
  ( Spring Maintenance To-do List.docx )

While all steps may not apply to your boat, they can act as a foundation upon which to build Checklists custom to your boat.  Please click on the document name next to the Checklist you want to review.

Educational Calendar

 


Jan
23

SYC Race/Regatta Brainstorming

Come talk about ideas for coming year and beyond. - SYC Race Chairs and Sailing Director are collecting ideas

Feb
1

Special Cruising Presentation - Andy & Jill Cross, SYC Cruising Family of the Year

Andy and Jill Cross, SYC Cruising Family of the Year and writers for Three Sheets NW, will discuss their unconventional family cruise to SE Alaska and beyond.

Feb
8

Sail / Power Dinner: "Sam Landsman - 22 Feet to Alaska"

Think your boat is too small for a trip to Alaska? This presentation chronicles Sam’s 100 day, 3300nm trip from Anacortes to Glacier Bay and back in a 22 foot C-Dory.

Feb
10

ABC- America's Boating Course

Don't miss this opportunity to learn basic boating techniques AND to gain the training that qualifies you for your WA State Boater's Card!

Feb
25

Pizza & Charts Evening

Pizza & Charts - Come join your fellow members to discuss cruising grounds from the South Sound to Alaska. $10 for the pizza...cruising insights are free!

Mar
8

Sail / Power Dinner: "Clipper - Around the World Race"

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

Apr
24

SYC Race/Regatta Brainstorming

Come talk about ideas for coming year and beyond. - SYC Race Chairs and Sailing Director are collecting ideas

Jun
23

2018 Sailboat Rendezvous & Cruise N Snooze Fun Race

Sailboat Rendezvous at Port Madison & Cruise N Snooze - details to be provided

Jun
24

2018 Sailboat Rendezvous & Cruise N Snooze Fun Race

Sailboat Rendezvous at Port Madison & Cruise N Snooze - details to be provided

Oct
23

SYC Race/Regatta Brainstorming

Come talk about ideas for coming year and beyond. - SYC Race Chairs and Sailing Director are collecting ideas


Last updated 1/11/18